Conahy - Excellent win for hurlers

HURLING - The junior A hurlers opened their season in fine style with an excellent victory away to Lisdowney on Friday evening last in the Northern Junior A Hurling league.

HURLING - The junior A hurlers opened their season in fine style with an excellent victory away to Lisdowney on Friday evening last in the Northern Junior A Hurling league.

After a slow start, the locals improved as the game went on. Lisdowney did not make it easy with a typically tough display, but Conahy were able to respond when necessary. Some shrewd switches in attack by the Conahy management brought an immediate reward as Conahy scored seven points in succession in the final quarter ultimately turned the tide in Conahy’s favour. In the end, there was no doubting the result, as Conahy won out on a 2-16 to 3-8 scoreline.

TEAM: Padraic Delaney, Eoin Coogan, Peter Dollard, Tom Mullan, Thomas Nolan, Padraig Harding, Kieran Mooney, Eoin Carroll, Liam Cass, Michael Bergin, John Mullan, Paddy Mullan, Tom Phelan, John Muldowney, Barry Murphy.

Subs.: Eoin Byrne, Simon Callinan, Padraic Nolan.

The under-16 hurlers commence their league campaign on this Friday night when they play host to St. Fiacre’s in Jenkinstown at 7 p.m. in the Roinn B league.

FOOTBALL - The senior footballers face Kilmaganny in the second round of the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Senior Football championship in Danesfort on Saturday evening next at 6.30 p.m. After a thrilling victory over Thomastown in the opening round, the locals will be looking to go even further in the competition.

CAMOGIE - Conahy Shamrocks Camogie club hold a clothes recycling collection in the Polo Grounds on this Saturday morning. All clothing material can be taken and must be delivered between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The junior camogie team play their first match of the season when they face Danesfort in the opening round of the All County League on Saturday evening at 6.30 p.m. in Jenkinstown.

SOCIAL DANCING & VINTAGE CLUB - The next Social Dancing night in the GAA Clubhouse takes place on this Saturday night. Conahy Vintage Club will also hold a presentation to local charities from funds raised from their recent Vintage Rally on the night.

COUCH TO 5K CHALLENGE - The recently refixed 5k fun run/walk takes place on this Saturday morning. It will start from the Polo Grounds at 2.30 p.m. All donations received on the day will go towards Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare team. Under-14 participants must be under parental supervision at all times.

LOTTO RESULTS - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 20, 25 and 27. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Kathleen Kenny, Lucy Byrne, Philip Carroll, Martin Butler and Patrica Cass. The promoters’ prize winners were Conor Brennan, Peter Mulhall and Julie Jackman. This week’s jackpot now stands at €6,000.

HERITAGE SOCIETY - The Last Rose of Summer Bicentenary celebration concert organised by Conahy Heritage Society takes place on Saturday June 22nd at 8 p.m. in Jenkinstown Park, with Anthony Kearns. Conahy Heritage Society website is www.conahyhs.com . You can also visit, “Like” and “Share” their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @conahyhs. They are looking for emails of people away from home, that they can send a flyer promoting the concert to them.

Alternatively, you can contact Conahy Heritage Society at conahyheritagesociety@gmail.com.

CONAHY COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP - Conahy Community Playgroup is now enrolling for September 2013. Children who are aged between 2 year and 6 months and 4 years old can apply. Children who are due to start Primary School in September 2014 are also entitled to a free preschool year (ECCE Scheme). If your child does not yet qualify for the ECCE scheme, he/she may qualify for a subsidized rate under the CCS scheme. Please contact Geraldine on 086-8322951 or Alice on 086-1021077 for further information.

KILKENNY MUSICAL SOCIETY - This year Kilkenny Musical Society celebrates its 40th birthday – that’s a musical production every year since 1973 for music lovers in Kilkenny. Early productions took place in The Friary Hall but moved to the beautiful Watergate Theatre when it opened in 1993. To mark this very special milestone the Society has chosen Gilbert and Sullivan’s masterpiece “The Pirates of Penzance” for its 40th anniversary production. “Pirates” will be staged at the Watergate Theatre for 7 performances opening on Sunday 7th April.